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Multiple RCMP detachments work together to arrest wanted Shuswap man

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September 27, 2018 - 5:20 PM

SALMON ARM - It took officers from more than one RCMP detachment to arrest a wanted man after a chase from Salmon Arm to the North Okanagan.

In a news release issued today, Sept. 27, RCMP say Canadian Pacific Police officers spotted the 28-year-old man from Mara yesterday, Sept. 26, driving in the Salmon Arm area. Police say the man is known to officers and is was wanted on two B.C. wide warrants for flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving without insurance or license, uttering threats, obstructing a police officer and theft under $5,000.

Officers attempted to stop the driver several times, but he refused, police say.

The driver was then spotted by officers from the North Okanagan-Vernon RCMP detachment.

Police say two spike belts were deployed near Riverside Road in efforts to stop the driver.

However, the man continued to drive on the rims of the vehicle. Eventually, police caught up to the man at a gas station, about three kilometres where the spike belts were deployed, and he was taken into custody.

A 28-year-old Mara man appeared in Salmon Arm Provincial Court today, Sept. 27. No new charges have been laid yet.

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